Ayurvedic Herbs

Vanda,Ittikkanni (Dendropthoe falcate) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Vanda,Ittikkanni (Dendropthoe falcate) - Ayurveda Medicinal Plant   DENDROPTHOE FALCALA Family Loranthaceac Vernacular Names Sanskrit – Vanda Hindi – Baanda Kannada – Badarika Malalyalam – Ittikkanni Tamil – Kimaricham English – Mistletoe Distribution It is a large busy evergreen parasitic plant found generally on various host plants in large amount world wide. Primarily is tropical and subtropical region. Systematic classification Kingdom – plantac Subkingdom – viridae plantae Class – magnoliopsida Subclass – Rosidae Order...

Vishamushti (Ageratum conyzoides) – Ayurveda Medicinal Plant

Vishamushti Vishamushti -Ageratum conyzoides Ageratum is an annual herb that grows about 60 cm high and producer small pretty pink flower at the top of its hairy stems. In some countries it is considered an A weed that is hard to control. Ageratum ranges from southeastern north America to central America, but the center of...

BALA – Sidacordifolia Linn.

          INTRODUCTION   There is no reference of baladvaya in authoritative books of dravayaguna. Usually in the name of BaladvayaBalaAtibaladravyas are considering. In Vedic literature BALA is described as Rasayana, Visaghna, Balya and prameghana.Majumdas is of the opinion that ‘Arundhati’ or Sahadevi’ may be Bala in the Vedic literature. But in the bhavaprakashaNighantu there is reference for Balacatushtayam. Though...

Kushmanda:- Benincasa hispida.thunip

              Kushmanda:- Benincasa hispida.thunip INTRODUCTION   Genus  name was given to it by famous italian  botanist Gaetano salvin in 1518 to honourGuseppebeninosa an Italian paron of botany.He called plant as Benincasahispida which means hairy. IN ‘taitiryopanishad’ kushmanda is designated as for ritual practices as it’s the case with other vedictexts.vishnudarshana mentioned it among vegetables. Brihattrayi’s have described it under phalavarga...

Mishreya – Foenilculum vulghare mill – Ayurvedic Herb

Mishreya Foenilculum vulghare mill - Ayurvedic Herb         LITERARY REVIEW   The drug mishreya has been mentioned by charaka under Madhura skanda. In this varga chatra and atichatra described. It is identified as foeniculum vulgare. Sharasaghara quoted mishreya as the example for deepaniya dravya.   SYNONYMS AND INTERPRETATION   Mishreya It can attain in the other aushada guna . posses good qualities by nature. Avakrishna The flower are looking...

“USIRA” (VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDS)

  “USIRA” :- (VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDS)   The plant found through out the plains and lower hills of India, particularly in riverbank and rich marshy sail.   Botanical name ‘Vetiveria zizanoids’ belonging to family graminae.  The most useful part is roots.  The roots are used for the substitutes of aromatic oil in the treatment of Krimiroga.   LITRARYREVIEW OF THE PLNT USIRA”   The Vedas...

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